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the brief that gretz, mess, and kovy were all healthy and playing on the rangers in early 96-97


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Hopefully he has a good retirement.

I think he will keep playing somewhere in Europe.

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The Randy Moss of hockey.


So much wasted talent.

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The Randy Moss of hockey.


So much wasted talent.
Can't stand people who say this. He was immensely talented but had an absolutely wonderful career.

It's not like we're talking about Alexander Daigle here.

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The Randy Moss of hockey.


So much wasted talent.
I like Kovalev, but comparing him to the second greatest receiver of all time is overrating him.

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Just watched the TSN interview with Kovy stating that his retirement was not his decision... implied he was forced into it by the Panthers... still believes he has some more to give...

Too bad he couldn't end it on his terms.
That is why I think he'll come back. But given that he signed the NHL papers for retirement, he can't play for another two years.

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Love it when someone posts something like this thinking they're proving a point, only to prove that they know **** about hockey. As mentioned above, Kovalev had 4 pts in the next 3 games to eliminate your Bruins!
Yea it was like his mistake light a fire up his ass and he became a monster after that.

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Can't stand people who say this. He was immensely talented but had an absolutely wonderful career.

It's not like we're talking about Alexander Daigle here.
You must not follow NFL football then.

Randy Moss will go down as one of the 10-best WR in the game, but if he actually applied himself everygame, he would be the unanimous #1.

Kovalev, may have never been the #1, but had he applied himself everygame, he would be thought of as one of the greats.

Instead, both players are thought of as guys who wasted their talents, by not giving it their all.

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My favourite Kovalev memory was when he took a dive and then faked an injury, writhing around on the ground as Sakic (i think?) went up ice and put the Nordiques up in the playoffs. The goal was called off, Kovalev got back up and laughed about it and later scored.

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Not a day too soon. Hate the guy.

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I have met a lot of athletes. Alex Kovalev was by far the nicest and most down to earth one. The contrast between him and his buddy Jarg was truly astounding. Happy trails, Alex. You are a great guy - and an amazing hockey player.

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My favourite Kovalev memory was when he took a dive and then faked an injury, writhing around on the ground as Sakic (i think?) went up ice and put the Nordiques up in the playoffs. The goal was called off, Kovalev got back up and laughed about it and later scored.
Then there's the "OUCH MY WRIST" incident against Boston... made himself look silly, then from then on he scored the next couple of games, had 2 assists in game 7, and a key part of the Habs coming back from being down 3-1 in the series. That's Kovalev.

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Massive part of this game (and never gets credit). Without him, Rangers don't win that game or the Cup.

My favorite player growing up.

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Did anybody ever post the 7 min shift on youtube, or was that an urban legend that keeps growing by the year?

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The shift is real.



Didn't find the actual footage of the shift.

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the goal that became the cover for nhl95


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kovy at 0:53

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Usually players do get a bit too much praise when they retire, quite often some kind of speculation about how the player could have been even better. Most often this is just a way to entertain ourselves as a fans, but with Kovalev this kind of speculation is actually justified.

He got really special combination of skill, shot and balance. I think it will remain a mystery why he never really lit up the league in fire. I may sound crazy but I do believe that he could have been a serious candidate for art ross for multiple years in his prime if stars were in another position or something.

Still, as said, Stanley Cup and 1000 points so theres no need to dramatize these 'what ifs' too much. Very entertaining player who played respectable career and left his mark into the era of first Russian players in the league!

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Usually players do get a bit too much praise when they retire, quite often some kind of speculation about how the player could have been even better. Most often this is just a way to entertain ourselves as a fans, but with Kovalev this kind of speculation is actually justified.

He got really special combination of skill, shot and balance. I think it will remain a mystery why he never really lit up the league in fire. I may sound crazy but I do believe that he could have been a serious candidate for art ross for multiple years in his prime if stars were in another position or something.

Still, as said, Stanley Cup and 1000 points so theres no need to dramatize these 'what ifs' too much. Very entertaining player who played respectable career and left his mark into the era of first Russian players in the league!
very true about that, i think if certain things turned out differently for kovy, perhaps he would have had more those high prime pittsburgh type years. perhaps if he started his career in pittsburgh or detroit places more suited to his game rather than the rangers. as well as if the penguins weren't going through financial trouble and were able to keep that great team together of jagr, straka, lang, and kovy.

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I put together some rare in game Kovalev dangling clips, this is just a test so let me know what you guys think. A long 10+ minute highlight clip is my plan.



Music will be added too of course. I got those clips from just two random games so the more games I check out the more clips I can get.

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